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MLB Fans Predicted to Consume More Than 19.4 Million Hot Dogs in 2016

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Monday, April 04, 2016

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Launches MLB Hot Dog and Sausage Guide; West Virginia Triumphs in Regional Hot Dog Contest

Washington, DC, April 4, 2016 – Like candy on Halloween, hot dogs are the quintessential summer ballpark food, and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 19.4 million hot dogs and over 4.3 million sausages during the 2016 Major League baseball season.  The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida, to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California…


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New Video Outlines Proper Chili Dog Eating Etiquette to Avoid Sauce Slippage

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Teams with Ben’s Chili Bowl to Ensure Clean Eating in Advance of National Chili Day

Washington, D.C. February 18, 2016—The chili dog is one of the highest forms of the hot dog, mixing the deliciousness of the wiener with the spiciness of the chili, and yet it is also one of the most hazardous to shirts, dresses and other items of clothing, as one false move can cause a fashion faux pas. With February 25th’s National Chili Day fast approaching, in an effort to save Americans the humiliation and dry cleaning costs of chili stained outfits…


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Eric Mittenthal Named President of National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Janet Riley to Continue in Her Role as ‘Queen of Wien’

Washington, D.C., January 5, 2016—Eric Mittenthal has been named President of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), taking over for Janet Riley who will remain with the NHDSC as its official “Queen of Wien.” Mittenthal will lead the NHDSC’s efforts celebrating hot dogs and sausages as the iconic American food and answering common questions related to quality, safety, nutrition and preparation of hot dogs and sausages. He has served as Vice President of Public Affairs for the NHDSC since 2012.

“It…


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National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Announces Official Policy On ‘Hot Dog as Sandwich’ Controversy

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2015—Just as politics and religion can both unite and polarize, the question of whether a hot dog is a sandwich has stirred its followers’ fury, and unless settled soon, may go down has one of American history’s most polarizing disagreements. The deep philosophical divide has played out this week following National Sandwich Day on the NBC Today Show, ESPN’s Sportscenter, in…


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Biggest Hot Dog Weekend of the Year to Kick Off National Hot Dog Month

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Announces Hot Dog Bumper Sticker Contest

Washington, D.C. June 30, 2015—Independence Day weekend is more than just fireworks to celebrate America’s birthday, it’s also the weekend of the hot dog and official kick off of July as National Hot Dog Month. Americans are expected to eat more than 150 million hot dogs over the holiday weekend, more than any other time of the year and enough to stretch from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles more than five times.

“There’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with the all-…


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NAMI’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch Hits it Out of the Park

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NHDSC Announces Hot Dog Bumper Sticker Contest Winner

Washington, DC, July 22, 2015 – Nearly 1,500 lawmakers, congressional staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media filled the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard on Capitol Hill to celebrate July as National Hot Dog Month at the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Annual Hot Dog Lunch.

“The Hot Dog Lunch has been an annual tradition for more than 40 years. This longstanding event celebrates America’s love of hot dogs—a love that crosses party lines,” said NAMI President and CEO Barry…